Typical training for the team is composed of two major parts - Cliff Training and Mountain Training.
The team also attends several courses throughout the year such as First Aid or Mountain Skills.
Cliff Training — The team trains in two types of cliff rescue scenarios which are walking casualty and stretcher casualty rescue.
A walking casualty, as the name suggests, is where the casualty is physically uninjured. This situation would more commonly arise in coastal regions where the tide may have blocked a safe exit. The casualty is hauled to safety by the Z pulley system.
An injured casualty will be extracted by stretcher haul system. The system is similar to the walking casualty system but there are more pulleys to allow for the added weight of the stretcher and a member of the team. This person, known as a barrow boy will guide the stretcher as it is raised and tend to the casualty.
Mountain Training — For mountain training the team will train in: search skills, navigation, rope skills, climbing, casualty care, helicopter safety and other skills such as route planning and good old fashioned hiking.
Other Training — Every year members attend various courses, for example: first aid, search skills, emergency management, equipment maintenance, mountain skills, etc. From time to time the team will also train with other mountain rescue teams and the Coast Guard helicopter service.